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Nintendo issues further statement on Amiibo shortage

"Certain sold-out Amiibo may return" to store shelves at some point, according to a new Nintendo of America statement provided to Joystiq last night. That may offer hope to those hunting down the rarest toys, but it doesn't necessarily run counter to earlier statements indicating "other [less popul...

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Nintendo of Europe to keep 'regular supply' of Amiibos

Nintendo of Europe plans on replenishing its sold-out Amiibo stock following word that some of the figurines will be discontinued. The publisher told GameSpot that its "supplies of Amiibo are currently available in the European market." The statement runs slightly counter to that of Nintendo of Ame...

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Nintendo: Pre-orders of Super Smash Bros. surpass Mario Kart 8

Super Smash Bros. pre-orders are at a record high for Wii U, eclipsing those of summer hit Mario Kart 8. In a Bloomberg interview, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said his company expects Smash to give the console a sales boost similar to the one provided by Mario Kart 8. In last mon...

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Nintendo lines up 8-hour gameplay stream, including Smash 3DS

Nintendo continues its holiday push with an 8-hour "gameplay" stream this week that's set to feature among others the handheld Super Smash Bros. The House of Mario is broadcasting from its American headquarters this Friday, September 12, though it didn't give specific times to tune in. Nintendo sai...

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Wii MotionPlus patent suit thrown out

A federal judge in Seattle has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo of America, which claimed that the company's Wii MotionPlus peripheral violated a patent owned by Triton Tech of Texas. Originally filed way back in the prehistoric times of 2010, the lawsuit named both Ninte...

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Satoru Iwata to assume Nintendo of America CEO role

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata will assume the additional role of Nintendo of America Chief Executive Officer, overseeing NoA President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime, who remains in place. The move is one of several board changes in the wake of planned retirements. The executive-lev...

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Nintendo blocking EU eShop access to 18+ content during the day [update]

Nintendo has begun blocking access to Wii U eShop content rated PEGI 18+ between the hours of 3 a.m. and 11 p.m. in European territories, Eurogamer reports. This means the four-hour window from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. is the only time during which games like Assassin's Creed 3 or ZombiU can be purchased,...

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Latest PS3 challenges Wii U storage philosophy; EU, US disparity explained

The new, slimmer PS3 comes in two forms in the US, 250GB for $270 and 500GB for $300. Europe gets the 500GB model and a 12GB Flash-based system. All of these consoles support Flash storage expansion via USB, and the US version allows internal HDD replacement. The US gets two larger systems becaus...

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Fils-Aime: Wii up to 40 million units in US, Nintendo won't abandon it

The Wii has sold 40 million units in the US, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told investors after the Nintendo Direct Wii U conference today. Even though the Wii U is set in holiday stone with a launch on November 18, Nintendo isn't losing sight of the Wii. "We will continue to sell ...

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Nintendo hires Disney vet Duncan Orrell-Jones for new network business job

Nintendo of America announced the creation of a new "senior vice president of Network Business" position this morning, and hired Duncan Orrell-Jones to staff it. Orrell-Jones will "spearhead the development and evolution of Nintendo of America's digital strategy for the company's Nintendo 3DS and W...

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